The Chianti Classico time table

Posted on: 23-07-2014

   

1924: a small group of 33 proprietors create a consortium for the protection of Chianti, called Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero
1987: the group has been known as Consorzio del Marchio Storico - Chianti Classico (due to the Gallo brothers)

Since 1924, the seal of guarantee on Chianti Classico bottles produced by the members is the Black Rooster.

Today the total area of Chianti Classico counts ca. 7.000 Ha.

 

1930: a decree gave producers the chance to join up in Consortiums under the higher control of the state.

1932: a Ministerial Decree acknowledged and delimited the area of the Chianti Classico and the seven ones of the Chianti Rufina, Fiorentini, Senesi, Pisane, Aretini, Montalbano and Montespertoli.

The Chianti Classico was the most ancient area of origin and the specified borders have remained unchanged since then.

1963: a law was issued to regulate and protect the Denominazioni di Origine Controllata (DOC).

1965: Italy becomes a member of the European Union, the mezzadria ended (crop sharing), many wineries changed of owner and new vineyards were planted.

1968: producers of Chianti Classico presented their request for the granting of the DOCG seal.

1984: Chianti Classico obtained the DOCG as well as the other 7 Chianti areas.

1992: the law issued in 1963 was replaced with new regulations. The Chianti and the Chianti Classico becomes more heavy because white grapes are not used for Chianti and Chianti Classico any longer. 

Super tuscan wines came into fashion between 1985 and 2000

1996 at the conclusion of a process that lasted 70 years, the Chianti Classico has been recognized as independent DOCG.

 

Chianti (not Classico) has its own Consorzio, whom sub-zones are mentioned herebelow:

SUB-ZONES

HECTARES

CHIANTI                            

22.730,8828

CHIANTI COLLI ARETINI    

2.150,1703

CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI    

3.316,7334

CHIANTI COLLI SENESI           

6.276,0829

CHIANTI COLLINE PISANE          

540,4603

CHIANTI MONTALBANO              

862,3854

CHIANTI MONTESPERTOLI       

1063,3368

CHIANTI RUFINA                      

920,8527

CHIANTI SUPERIORE             

21.911,9027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest legal difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is that you can downgrade a Chianti from one of the a.m. sub-zones (e.g. Montalbano) into Chianti but a Chianti Classico can only be downgraded as IGT Rosso Toscano.

2014: Chianti Classico starts with the Gran Selezione. Time will tell us what the result will be...


Wine Enthusiast awards for Klaus Lentsch

Posted on: 22-07-2014

Dear Sir/ Madam,

We are pleased to share the latest awards of Klaus Lentsch with you!

Südtiroler: Gewürztraminer Fuchslahn 2012*

Variety: Gewürtztraminer


* 2012 is sold out. 
Vintage 2013 is available

Südtiroler Veltliner Eichberg 2012

Variety: Grüner Veltliner

 

Happy who has bought it in time, new vintage (2013) might be even better!  Cheers!


I Fossili

Posted on: 07-07-2014

 

In the Euganean hills you can:

Find yourself some fossils during a walk around the vines

Or visit the Geopalaeontologic museum of Cava Bomba and observe the rich collection of early middle Cretaceous period fossils and minerals, all discovered in the Euganean hills and beautifully preserved.

These fossils inspired Cantina Colli Euganei to design a new line of wines, labeled the "I Fossili" collection. These "I Fossili" wines showcase their terroir and history preserved in the striking Euganean hills.

Serprino is an ancient name for Prosecco in this area and designates a Spumante wine within the "I Fossili" range. 

Screwcap closure is available for most wines. 

Inside the depth of the Euganean hills' rich soil and minerals, the wines' unique flavors are developed and conserved. 

Limestone is the key to preserving these unique fossils, and the "I Fossili" wines clearly display the region's richness and minerality.

 

If you want to get further information: enoteca@enoteca.nl or call +31 344 613736


Explore the treasures of the Colli Euganei region.


Lentsch: stock update

Posted on: 03-07-2014

SÜDTIROL EISACKTALER VELTLINER EICHBERG 2012: 1.200 bottles left

SÜDTIROL EISACKTALER VELTLINER EICHBERG 2013: 6.000 bottles available starting from September

SÜDTIROL GEWÜRZTRAMINER FUCHSLAHN 2012: finished 

SÜDTIROL GEWÜRZTRAMINER FUCHSLAHN 2013: 5.000 bottles available starting from August 

SÜDTIROL EISACKTALER MÜLLER THURGAU AMPERG 2013: 6.000 available

SÜDTIROL BLAUBURGUNDER BACHGART 2011: 2.000 bottles left

SÜDTIROL BLAUBURGUNDER BACHGART 2012: 9.000 available starting from October


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